Drinking coffee and tea at home is a major part of the daily routine for millions of people worldwide. That means, lots of possible wins for the environment if we all did a few, easy tweaks.
Our oceans have been calling 911 for quite some time now, but humans are not answering. A major problem is overfishing. In 55 years we have managed to wipe out 90 percent of the ocean’s top predators like sharks, tuna, and swordfish. If our actions don’t change the oceans will soon be empty of all fish.
Palm oil is an ingredient found in approximately 50 percent of products in the supermarket. Avoiding it entirely isn’t easy, but being aware of the problem and avoiding it when possible is a good start.
Ready-made prepackaged food is convenient, and sometimes it can be a total lifesaver. But making food from scratch is a great way to minimise plastic packaging, and have more control over what goes into your body.
A takeout coffee on the way to work, a bottle of water with lunch, and groceries in a plastic bag on the way home. It’s so easy to accumulate these daily disposable items, but it’s also so easy to live without them and create a cleaner world by doing so.
If we continue to overuse packaging the way we do there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Superstores dominate the groceries market with food encased in bags, boxes and bottles, not to mention the cellophane clad vegetables. But, is there a more sustainable, waste-free way to do the weekly food shop?
We all know that smoking is bad for us. Ageing skin, yellow teeth, respiratory problems and cancer. But did you know that tobacco plantations also contribute to deforestation? It’s a lose-lose situation.